Monthly Archives: November 2010

Energy Saving Tips for Holiday Season

November 26th, 2010|

The holidays often mean a house full of family and guests, festive decorations, and baking and cooking a little extra for those that drop by. It also means higher utility bills, wasted energy, and a higher carbon footprint. Here are some ideas on how you can have the whole family over and still conserve energy.

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Green Holiday Tips

November 24th, 2010|

Tis the season for festivities.  But while you celebrate don’t take a holiday from going green.  Here are a few ways to celebrate the season while preserving the planet.

1. Consider your tree options – Christmas trees represent a staggering percentage of holiday waste.  When making this important purchase remember, you have several planet friendly options.

Locally […]

How To Unclog A Bathtub Drain

November 19th, 2010|

There is nothing quite as dismal as draining your bathtub, only to see that the water is not going anywhere. A clogged bathtub drain can be a messy hassle that might end up costing you hundreds of dollars in plumber expenses. Before you call in a plumber just to get the water flowing again, try […]

How To Build a Plumbers Tool Kit

November 18th, 2010|

Own a home? Then chances are you’ll face a few plumbing problems throughout the year. With a few simple tools, anyone can build a plumbers tool kit and be prepared for a plumbing repair or malfunction.

First, find a sturdy toolbox to hold all of your tools. It is a good idea to have a box […]

5 Tips From A Denver Plumber

November 12th, 2010|

As a Denver Plumber, I’m in the community every day, and hear similar questions all the time. So I thought I would answer some of my most popular questions, and give you tips to help keep your home in top shape.

What shouldn’t I put down the garbage disposal?
Some people think anything that exists in the […]

Hot Water Heater Installation

November 11th, 2010|

If you wake up to a cold shower in the morning, fixing the problem is an immediate emergency. And if you need a new hot water heater, chances are you’ll buy and install one that day.

But if you know your hot water heater is in your future (water heaters normally last 10 to 15 years), […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

November 5th, 2010|

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas without odor, color or taste. Because of this, many people do not even realize they are being exposed to carbon monoxide. Defective furnaces and heaters, wood-burning stoves, gas water heaters, automobiles, and gas-powered lawnmowers are just a few of the potential sources of carbon monoxide.

When you use an item […]

Conserving Water with Your Commercial Plumbing Project

November 4th, 2010|

Many people today are trying to go green and save some green all at the same time.  For those considering a commercial plumbing project, there are several ways to cut back and conserve water.

1.    Toilets – Old toilets are a major contributor to water waste in bathrooms.  A toilet made before 1994 typically consumes about […]